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RATINGS: 4434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is the best example of the fundamental characteristics of a great beer, offering a full, rich flavor that is both balanced and complex. It is brewed using a decoction mash, a time consuming, traditional four vessel brewing process discarded by many contemporary brewers. This process brings forth a rich sweetness from the malt that makes it well worth the effort. Samuel Adams Boston Lager also uses only the finest of ingredients including two row barley, as well as German Noble aroma hops. The exclusive use of two row barley not only imparts a full, smooth body but also gives the beer a wide spectrum of malt flavor ranging from slightly sweet to caramel to slightly roasted. The Noble hops varieties, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tettnang Tettnanger, add a wide range of floral, piney and citrus notes, which are present from the aroma, through the flavor, to the lingering smooth finish. We take great pride in the Noble hops used in our beers. They are hand selected by Jim Koch and our other brewers from the worlds oldest hops growing area. Among the worlds most expensive, they cost twenty times as much as other hops.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, fruit, sweet, caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (14508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and noble hops. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread with hints of carmel and earthiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
imdownthepub (14333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
Bottled, Pasteurised. Orangey highly carbonated beer. Poor quality tinny malted lager, the CO2 playing havoc with the taste buds and the forced, low quality ingredients, I guess at malt & hop extracts, give little satisfaction. Oh Dear.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (14276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2005
TAP. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA WITH MALT AND HOPS. FLAVOR WAS SOLID WITH SWEET MALTY AND DRY HOP FINISH. READLY AVAILABLE DRINKABLE BREW.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14219) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Keg at the The Duke of Wellington, Chelsea. It pours clear deep amber-brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is malt-driven...toasty, earth, citrus peel and brown bread. The taste is crisp, bitter, earthy, brown, bread, muffin, orange peel, sherbet and caramel with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I have had this a few times a good while back, but really enjoyed it this time. Well rounded, nice orange peel action and high drinkability. Good stuff

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
Its got the German hops in the aroma, but it doesnt translate very well to the flavor. The Boston Ale is a much better beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Bottle. Pours a light amber color with medium white head that diminishes quickly to paperthin. Has a grass and hoppy aroma with some fruit. nice lacing that stayed and the taste was well balanced sweet and some spice. a decent lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 Re-rate 5/10: A decent fairly hopped lager, somewhat floral, with a slightly grainy malt base. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1

Bottle. Amber color, A bit hazy. Hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet malt with notes of citrus. A mildly bitter finish. A pretty good lager. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (13888) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
Nice haed mostly lasting, heavy bitter flavour, a bit to salty for my taste, Not a fantastic palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (13797) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle. Light amber colour with a beautiful thick head. Aroma is malt and hops as well as flavour.


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